Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy

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Recovery from the surgery in only one to two days by putting the patient under local anesthesia

Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy requires the surgical skills of medical teams the most, as the method of the surgery is to remove a herniated disc by using a thin tube of a laser-assisted spinal endoscope after putting a patient under local anesthesia.

This type of surgery is preferred by foreign patients who stay in Korea for a very short period of time and by busy office workers, because patients do not feel much pain, and can recover from the surgery within a few days.

Specialized medical teams for spine diseases at Nanoori Hospital perform very delicate and precise operations for spine diseases, assuring high patient satisfaction.

Surgery can be performed on patients with hypertension and diabetes, and patients do not need to be concerned about the risks sometimes associated with general anesthesia, as the surgery is performed under local anesthesia.

Quick and efficient surgical procedures greatly reduce anxiety and stress that may otherwise be suffered by the patient.

Microscopic Lumbar Discectomy

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Remove herniated cervical discs locally

The method of the surgery is to make a tiny incision, which is about 2 cm wide, so surgical scars are not left on the body. In addition, the surgery is normally to treat patients with normal or serious cases of disc problems and enables the surgeons to perform a precise operation that dispenses with contact with small blood vessels.

The medical teams of Nanoori Hospital, which have much experience with this type of surgery can perform a successful surgery by making a tiny incision, and greatly reduce the recovery period.

Mini Spinal Fusion

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Able to do flexible movements with the waist after having the artificial disc replacement

Mini spinal fusion, (developed by Nanoori Hospital) by using the advantages from ordinary spinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery, is the most advanced surgery. The method of the surgery is to remove discs by making a very tiny incision of about 2 cm, and inserting a CAGE, the latest fusion instrument, to fix the spine. The period of hospitalization for the surgery is reduced by half compared to other existing surgery, which is ideal for foreign patients who are only staying in Korea for a short period of time.

Microscopic Cervical Foraminotomy

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The latest surgery to finish the treatment in 10 minutes through local anesthesia

The surgery is performed on patients with cervical disc problems, and the method of the surgery is to remove one-sided disc herniation locally, enlarge the spinal foramina to keep the patient's neck comfortable, and treat pressed nerves by using a high-speed medical drill rather than a fusion instrument.

Medical teams at Nanoori Hospital have extensive experience with this type of surgery and can carry it out in a very short time. Contact is not made with the sensitive nervous system which allows patients to recover from the surgery more rapidly. The period of hospitalization is one to two days, and patients who undergo the surgery can walk on the day of the surgery.

Artificial Disc Replacement

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The latest surgery to finish the treatment in 10 minutes through local anesthesia

The surgery is applied to patients with severe disc problems, and the method of the surgery is to remove problematic discs, and replace them with artificial discs. Patients can feel flexible and move their waists after the surgery because the damaged discs are replaced with artificial discs, which have few adverse reactions. The surgery is recommended for patients who have not had success following other treatments.

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

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The latest surgery to finish the treatment in 10 minutes through local anesthesia

The surgery called balloon kypoplasy is to treat the disc ailment caused by spinal compression fractures or weak spines, such as osteoporosis.

The method of the surgery is to fill the weakened spine with medical cement to strengthen the spine, and the surgery is precisely implemented by using an X-ray radiography machine. This procedure does not require an incision other an injection. The time for the surgery is about 10 minutes, allowing for a speedy recovery. The surgery is appropriate for elderly patients.

Spinal Fusion Surgery

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Conventional surgery to give the stability to unstable spines

This type of surgery can be applied to various spine conditions as the most conventional and basic treatment. The method of the surgery is to connect and fix the ailing nodes to the spine, and the surgery is commonly implemented to treat spine ailments in many countries. Nanoori Hospital proposes various options for treatment according to the condition of the individual patient, and can replace the surgery with other sophisticated surgery.

Barricade Prosthesis

Prevent the same spine disease from recurring due to improperly maintaining the treated disc and to the careless use of the spine after surgery

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The method of barricade prosthesis is to insert a special medical instrument called a barricade during the process of microscopic discectomy. The surgery is aimed at preventing the reoccurrence by protecting the region where a disc has been removed with a barricade.

The surgery does not require general anesthesia, so a patient can recover more rapidly, allowing the patient to return to his/her normal daily activities without any problems.